KETCHUM, IDAHO USA ¿ On July 5, 2000 Smith Sport Optics had a backup reorder for Canadian distributor CANAM stolen from a Canadian Customs Bond shed. Retail valued at over $500,000, the shipment contained mostly snow goggles with some sunglasses.

One year later, the merchandise is starting to appear on the market. If any retailers or distributors are approached by anyone other than an authorized Smith representative, please contact the following people immediately:

Vince Baertschi, Sr. Vice President, at 208-726-6503Ron Hayes, CFO, at 208-726-6500

Smith intends to prosecute those responsible. Smith is thankful for any help received from any dealers or distributors in apprehending the thieves.